There is the cutest little town near us called St. Charles. It was our first state capital and has a lot of history. Every Nov to the first of Jan. they have Christmas festivities down town. Yesterday we sampled a little of their bounty. There are actors representing various Christmas characters in many different cultures. They hand out their cards. We only got a few.
Lizzy met her first prince: The Nutcracker Prince. I think you'll agree the picture tells all. The USA Santa was quite entertaining. We has chestnuts roasted on an open fire, luckily we left Jack frost on the other side of the street, so our noses were spared. There were yuletide carols being sung by a choir ans we SHOULD have been dressed like Eskimos! We were freezing by the time we left. It was wonderful and I have to go back to see the lights and other shops sometime. Yea for Christmas!